I’m late to the party on getting Kitschy Coo’s Lady Skater Dress sewn up. They say “Better late than never.” I could not agree more when it comes to this pattern. What took me so long?!!! There are so many cute versions of this dress out there. The pattern was part of the Best Patterns of 2014 on Sewing Patterns.com and there are over 75 reviews of this dress.
Kitschy Coo is a company based in the UK that sells patterns as well as fabric. The pattern is a PDF download available on their website. This dress is so flattering. I love the scoop of the neckline and the flare of the skirt. I find the dress cute without out being too cutesy.
The knit is a stylized houndstooth purchased at Tissus Mode de L’Orme in Granby, QC. It was part of my fabric haul purchased in summer 2015. Anyone who has read my blog in the past knows that I load up on fabric from this store every time I’m in the area visiting friends and family.
This pattern was a pleasure to sew. It comes together in no time. The directions are very well written. There is a set of detailed instructions with images for beginners and a set of basic instructions for “experienced garment makers / general bad*sses” as noted on the pattern. The only changes I made were to add a 1/2 inch to the bodice at the waist and 2 1/2 inches to the skirt. I’m 5’7″ and based on what I was seeing on others I figured it was going to be a little short for me. I’m glad I added the extra length.
This dress will be on heavy rotation in my closet. It is fun and I feel good in it. Watch for more Lady Skater dresses in my sewing future.